Faith Lopez, Junior Student
HPU Junior, Faith Lopez loves learning about other people’s cultures and backgrounds. “Just walking down Fort Street you hear people talking in different languages…and they’re classmates,” said Lopez, “we’re so diverse!” As a member of the Campus Activities Board she helps with Intercultural Day, a 32-year tradition that celebrates the diversity of the student body at HPU through cultural booths, live performances, artifacts, and traditional costumes.
As someone born and raised on the island, the Hawaiian values HPU embraces — aloha (kindness and grace), pono (honest and moral) and kuleana (responsibility and concern) — has deepened her appreciation for Hawai’i and the Pacific region. Campus events that highlight the local culture and traditions have further influenced her appreciation for the Islands and stewarding its land and culture.
Lopez’s exposure to the multicultural environment at HPU has heightened her interest in international destinations and possible career opportunities that include travel. As a pre-nursing student she hopes to use her career as a means to travel the world.